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2007 Academy Awards Predictions

Ok, folks! Here they are, my 2007 Oscar predictions. I usually do pretty well on my ballot but this year there are so many up in the air categories, so take this with a grain of salt! A “late contender” is someone who has made a late charge in “insider” perception. Mortal locks are in bold. I’ll be following along and correcting my ballot as they are announced.

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A Nice “What If…….”

Alas, Sacha Baron Cohen will not be discussing co-star Ken Davitian’s sweaty bollocks, or anything else for that matter, on the Oscar telecast this year, as he has declined to present an award, according to The Envelope (and presumably Borat was not invited). But what if Cohen wins for best adapted screenplay? “Ladies and Gentleman, in Kazakhstan we show the gratitude by kissing the bottoms of the whole audience!” Heh.

Oscar Night: Predictions And Winners

Not that this means much, but here are my predictions for the Oscars this year. I pretty much always come in 1st or second in Oscar pools, whatever that’s worth. I’ll update my picks as the night goes on, so check back from time to time to see how bad I am this year!
I’m also getting a late start on this, so I’ll be building and commenting as I go along.
Best motion picture of the year:
Brokeback Mountain, Diana Ossana and James Schamus, Producers
Other nominees:
Capote, Caroline Baron, William Vince and Michael Ohoven, Producers
Crash, Paul Haggis and Cathy Schulman, Producers
Good Night, and Good Luck., Grant Heslov, Producer
Munich, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg and Barry Mendel, Producers

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Random Thoughts On The Oscars During The Show

You can also follow my predictions (as if you give a crap) here.
George Clooney is my hero. The man continues to be eloquent, smart, progressive and to the point.
Can someone please give Dolly Parton a sandwich? I mean, I love the woman, but my lord, skinny!
What’s with the music playing during the acceptance speeches. It’s annoying and offensive. Seriously! Cut it out. It’s ruining what is so far the best Oscar show in years!
I’m 7 for 8 so far.
You GOTTA love Betty Bacall, but she seemed somewhat ill. I hope she’s ok.
Line of the night so far:
John Stewart: Pimp….sort of like agent with a better hat.
For those of you keeping count, the leader for being thanked most often is HBO’s Sheila Nevins, with 2.

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